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Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art

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© Courtesy of Chicago Cultural Center
Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art

78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
January 22nd, 2011 - April 13th, 2011
Opening: January 21st, 2011 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.chicagoculturalcenter.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Michigan Ave/Downtown
EMAIL:  
dcase@cityofchicago.org
OPEN HOURS:  
Mon-Thu 9-7; Fri-Sat 9-6; Sun 10-6

DESCRIPTION

Twenty-nine contemporary artists from 25 countries address violence against women and their basic human right to safe and secure lives around the world. Featuring work by renowned artists such as Marina Abramovic, Laylah Ali, Yoko Ono, among others, the exhibition asked artists to create art that builds awareness, inspiration, and positive social change and action.

Organized by Art Works for Change, the exhibition is curated by Randy Jayne Rosenbergand and will also be seen in Norway, Mexico, France, and South Africa, among other stops on its worldwide tour.

The free program series for the exhibition considers the global issue of violence against women through a series of innovative local programs organized by the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women & Gender in the Arts & Media; Rape Victim Advocates; and The Voices and Faces Project.